Africa must unite to make Paris Agreement work

Sep 20 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma has urged the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change to work closely together to make the Paris Agreement a success.

“Climate change is a global challenge that requires no one to be left behind. The whole world affirmed this in Paris and Marrakech when the Paris Agreement entered into force on the… read more

Africa a continent of great opportunity

Sep 04 , 2017

Africa is the current frontier for growth and prosperity and the opportunities from an investment perspective are limitless, says President Jacob Zuma.

The President was addressing the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Business Council Special Session for South Africa held on the margins of the 9th BRICS Summit, Xiamen, China, on Sunday.

President Zuma reiterated that Africa remains a continent of great opportunity with lots of potential.

“Despite the recent challenges, Africa’s household consumption and business spending are both growing strongly,… read more

Acer Africa launch online store

Aug 28 , 2017

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South Africa pledges R8 million for Sierra Leone

Aug 25 , 2017

South Africa has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following deadly mudslides, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Wednesday.

“We are announcing an initial financial contribution of R8 million for humanitarian assistance through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This contribution is for the provision of materials for temporary shelters, medical supplies and food aid,” said the Minister.

The WFP, which has the requisite expertise and experience to execute… read more

SA to participate in World Tourism Conference

Aug 25 , 2017

Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa will lead a South African delegation comprising of public and private sector tourism experts to attend the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

The conference, which takes place from 28 to 31 August 2017, is expected to attract government leaders, international investors and travel professionals from the United States, Europe and Africa to explore how tourism can be utilised as an engine for economic growth and job creation.

Minister Xasa will also attend the inaugural Council of Tourism Ministers meeting… read more

Launch of Kutunse radio telescope significant move for science

Aug 23 , 2017

The launch of the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory is crucial not only to Ghana but to the international science community.

On Thursday, South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will join Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo to officially launch the radio telescope, which was repurposed from a communications antenna over the past few years.

In an interview with SAnews in Accra shortly after a technical briefing ahead of Thursday’s launch, Anita Loots, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa Head: Office of Africa Planning, said… read more

R10.5 billion to be invested to build solar powered telecom towers in Africa

Aug 22 , 2017

GreenWish Partners, a renewable energy company run by a former Morgan Stanley executive, is planning to invest $800 million on solar-powered telecommunications towers across Africa.

The project could fuel economic growth by providing power for essential services. Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest rates of energy access in the world and is home to about half… read more

South Africa lends support to Liberian 2017 elections

Aug 14 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma has declared South Africa’s commitment to provide technical support and assistance for the upcoming Presidential and Legislative Elections in Liberia.

The President made the declaration on Friday after concluding discussions with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was in the country on a State visit.

Liberia is preparing for its October General Elections, at a time when South Africa celebrates Women’s Month in the year of paying homage to Oliver Reginald Tambo.

President Zuma wished Liberians well ahead… read more

Lanseria airport launches self-service technology to allow passengers to check in their own luggage

Jul 25 , 2017

Lanseria International Airport says it is the first airport in Africa to introduce self-service technology for passenger and airline convenience.

The airport has invested in SITA’s Scan & Fly drop units and airport iValidate systems to offer its customers greater efficiency and more convenience when flying from the airport in north Johannesburg.

The new technologies will enable passengers to check in online, or via their mobile devices, tag and drop their bags in less than a minute before proceeding directly to their boarding gate, it said.

Traditional check-in… read more

Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats

Jul 25 , 2017

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year.

The Minister said this when she led a briefing to give a report back on the progress of the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management Approach of Rhinoceros – a strategic approach adopted by Cabinet in August 2014.

Minister Molewa briefed the media alongside Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

“There has been a slight decrease in the number of… read more